Nov 16 2010
There are no bones about it. I completely and utterly miss the 80s. I’m not sure if it’s because that was when I was growing up and things didn’t matter or if it’s because it just looked like a happier time but I really wish I could have been in my twenties during that decade.
When you look back on it, it just seemed so weird yet “free.” I mean there were some wacky styles then. Speaking of wacky styles and trends, there are some that I desperately hope will make their way back into pop culture.
I doubt it’ll happen but you never know. Here are five that I dearly miss….
As one gets older they start to care less about their appearance. It just happens. Like I don’t care if my socks are a little higher up or my pants are closer to my belly button. It’s all about comfort and convenience. A fanny pack was about the best way to store shit out there. I do miss the fanny pack. Sure it looks dumb but whatever.
Velcro Shoes or Sneakers
Of the five items on this list I think that Velcro has got to be on top. Honestly I’m not sure why I don’t wear Velcro sneakers today. Can you imagine a better product out there? I can’t. Seriously. To never have to tie your shoelaces? I’m pretty sure that whenever I have kids I’ll be raising them on Velcro.
One may not think this is a fashion trend but if you stop to analyze it, boom boxes were as much an accessory back then as a cell phone is today. If you don’t think cell phones are fashionable then you are wrong. It’s the same concept as a woman saying “what bag should I wear?” People went out there and “wore” their boom box. I miss those days.
I’m pretty sure that every single person I know who had a life in the 80s had a swatch watch. And why the hell can’t we have them now? I don’t need a ten thousand dollar piece of metal telling me the time. I just don’t.
These guys absolutely kicked ass. Remember how awful the fabric was? God it was terrible but they looked so cool didn’t they? Every time I wore one I felt like this cool California dude. I’m bringing them back, it’s settled.
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